The roots of the work that I do started growing early in my life. A shy, intuitive girl full of empathy and sensitivity, I struggled with myself. I struggled with my body and my emotions. My emotional struggles showed up in my body as disordered eating, digestive pain, fatigue, inflamed skin and eventually pre-diabetes. I had a sense early in my life that my emotions were a piece of why I struggled with my body and why it seemed to express every emotion that I had.
It became very apparent to me that I needed to tend to this quiet voice inside of myself that wanted to know why I struggled as I did.
In 1996, I took a leap of faith. I left my family, my friends and my small hometown in Standish, Maine to explore a world unknown to me in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
I didn’t choose Santa Fe. The city of Holy Faith chose me. This is my story…
One cold, Maine night in 1995, after work, I ventured over to Borders Books and Music. I took a map of the United States off the shelf. I spread it out in front of me, closed my eyes and told myself that I would go to wherever my finger landed. Santa Fe, New Mexico it was. I had no idea what it was like, who lived there or anything about it, really.
Within months of that decisive night, I gave notice at Time Warner Cable, where I was working, I sold back a brand new car that I had purchased months prior, and began preparing for a life unknown to me. This decision changed me and changed my life.
I needed this break in my life to rebuild myself. To deconstruct and reconstruct myself. I needed it to follow this passion I had for discovering what health is and how to create it. I never bought into the traditional medical model. It didn’t make sense to me, but I needed the education to back up what I intuitively felt.
Not long after I arrived in Santa Fe, I began studying Polarity Therapy, an energetic type of bodywork and Ayurvedic nutrition. This training was wonderful, but I realized that it whet my appetite to learn more. From there, I went to school to get my license in acupuncture, became certified as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Metabolic Typing Advisor.
I’m sure that I’ll never stop seeking to know the physical and emotional body, its complexities and how it works. I still learn so much every day from my daughter, clients, students, mentors, nature and the wisdom of my feelings and physical body.
My mission is to help women regain their health after years of struggle, discouragement, and confusion about why their body acts up and feels the way that it does. I do this in a natural and holistic way to create deep, lasting solutions and transformation for a healthful body and a beautiful, enriching life.
I still live in Santa Fe, New Mexico and enjoy the freedom of being able to work with clients and students all over the world.